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Obama: I'm Frustrated There's No Auto Deal

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By NEDRA PICKLER
Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) - President-elect Barack Obama is encouraging
the White House and Congress to keep working on a rescue plan for
the auto industry.

Obama said in a statement Friday that he's disappointed the
Senate could not agree on a temporary assistance plan for the
industry. He says reviving the economy should not be a partisan
issue.

Obama says he's frustrated with industry mismanagement that
helped create the current crisis, but he also says millions of
American jobs rely on a viable auto industry. He said his hope is
that a deal can be reached to provide temporary assistance while
demanding long-term restructuring.
      
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